Cladochytriaceae

plural noun Clad·o·chyt·ri·a·ce·ae \ˌkladōˌki‧trēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Cladochytriaceae

  1. :  a family of fungi (order Chytridiales) characterized by uniflagellate zoospores and a rhizomycelial plant body with frequent enlargements into spindle bodies, several species especially in the type genus Cladochytrium being parasitic in algae, aquatic seed plants, and some plants of economic importance (as alfalfa, corn, beets)

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Origin and Etymology of cladochytriaceae

New Latin, from Cladochytrium, type genus (from clad- + Greek chytrion, diminutive of chytris, chytra pot) + New Latin -aceae


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